When you have *USERASCII, the contents of the spooled file are sent as is - I guess it really is ASCII, so no conversion is done.

At a few jobs ago we built up PCL content in a *USERASCII spooled file, unfortunately, using the setting in QImgCvtImg to make it PCL does NOT make it PCL. At least not for me. I do suspect that we have a problem with either or both 57xx-IP1 and 57xx-TS1 products.

BTW, if you have a *USEASCII (or *AFPDS), you can see the contents using the CPYSPLF command since 7.1 - just specify TOFILE(*STMF) and WSCST(*NONE) - I like this - never knew how to see the contents of a *USERASCII before.

Regards
Vern

On 8/8/2016 10:43 AM, Jack Tucky wrote:
The Dell emulates Hewlett Packard PCL. I don't really understand what the
*USERASCII thing does. I guess no HPT is done?

Art

On Sat, Aug 6, 2016 at 4:42 PM, Michael Schutte <mschutte369@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

I'd imagine it might be the dell printer

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 6, 2016, at 3:20 PM, Jack Tucky <jacktucky@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

When I use QimgCvtImg to convert to the USERASCII spool file, I get junk
on
my printer.

The printer device description has HPT(*YES), I used MFG *HP5 (it's a
dell), Image Configuration *IMGA01, and system driver program *HPPJLDRV.

Not sure where to look, device description or ?

Thanks, Art



On Sat, Aug 6, 2016 at 1:59 AM, Vernon Hamberg <vhamberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

wrote:

Hi Michael

Congrats on your promotion - and thanks for confirming my findings.

Regards
Vern


On 8/5/2016 3:32 PM, Michael Schutte wrote:

Sorry guys, I don't pay much attention any more :-) . Been promoted.

Anyway, it turns out that it was a PDF not PCL. The printer that we
were
printing to was able to handle that after upping the RAM.

Jack...
Yes, I used WSCST to create the PDF in the IFS and then converted the
PDF
back to a *USERACSII spool file.


On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 3:32 PM, Jack Tucky <jacktucky@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
Michael: I'm having the same problem, the image just won't print.
You are saying that you used WSCST(*PDF) and created a PDF in the IFS,
then
converted that back to a spool file?

Art

On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 1:04 PM, Vernon Hamberg <
vhamberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
wrote:

Hi Michael
I'm coming back to this - and wondering if I have all the right
settings
for the QCvtImgCvt API.

What happens is, when I convert a PDF to a *USERASCII spooled file,
what
I

get is the PDF in the spooled file.

I was hoping it would give me PCL - it doesn't!

I tested it on an HP LJ that understands PDF - but we cannot count on
that

- many printers here do NOT have a PDF engine.

So perhaps a favor - since 7.1, CPYSPLF can copy the SPLF to a file
in
the

IFS - and if we don't specify a WSCST, and if it's a *USERASCII
SPLF, we
get the contents of that spooled file in the stream file - VERY
COOL!.
If you have some time, could you take one of your *USERASCII
conversions
and run CPYSPLF this way?

CPYSPLF FILE(spooled-file-name) TOFILE(*TOSTMF)
JOB(job-specification)
TOSTMF(stream-file-name)

Then take a look in the IFS - it'll be in EBCDIC, so you'll need to
view
it in CCSID 1252, probably.

I'm curious to know if it is actually PDF, not PCL. IF you get PCL, I
will

want to know how!! I'll look at the parameters again that you have
for
the

API.

Cheers and much thanks!
Vern


On 1/13/2016 3:36 PM, Michael Schutte wrote:

Good news. After getting the QimgCvtImg api to work using a stream
file.
I
thought I may be out of luck. But I was able to successfully get
what
I
needed.

During this process, I read up on the AFPRSC printer file keyword.
I
first
started out using that. The problem was that the printers wouldn't
print
the image that I've put on the spool file. I was expecting it work
basically like and image.

Since it wouldn't print from the original AFPDS spool file, I tried
to
override the printer file so that it would create a PDF on the IFS.
When
I
opened the PDF or printed, the image was there. So great I was
almost
there.

After that I fought for several days with trying to get the GIF
image
on a
printer file (QSYSPRT) overridden to DEVTYPE(*USERACSII). I was
able to
successfully get the image to print, but I had no control on where
it
printer, nor the size of it.

Then it hit me this morning. The QimgCvtImg api is able to convert
PDF
stream files to a spool file. So I gave it shot and was able to
get my
packing slip exactly how I need it.

The steps needed for others in the future when getting a base64
encoded
image from a webservice.

1. Get the GIF from UPS by initiating the call to the webservice.
2. parse the base64 string from the XML data (or whatever
datasource) .
3. Use Apr_Base64_Decode_Binary (apache's base64 program).
-- binary_length = Apr_Base64_Decode_Binary(binar
yImage:LabelImage);
//LabelImage is base64, the input parm. binaryImage is the output
converted string.
4. Converted the Source CCSID of 1208 to 500 using QtqIconvOpen,
iconv,
iconv_close procedures.
5. Wrote the binary string field to the IFS using Scott Klements IFS
procedures.
fd = open('/home/xxxxxxxxxx/testups.gif'
: O_WRONLY + O_CREAT + O_TRUNC
: S_IRUSR + S_IWUSR + S_IRGRP);
callp write(fd: %addr(binaryimage):
%len(%Trim(binaryimage)));
callp close(fd);
6. Override packing slip printer file.
OVRPRTF TESTUPS DEVTYPE(*AFPDS) OUTQ(QPRINTS) PAGESIZE(66 85)
TOSTMF(''/home/xxxxxxxxxx/test1.pdf'') WSCST(*PDF)');
7. Opened printer file for packing slip. Add information to print,
and
set
image in proper place using program to system fields.
Rotate = 0;
// How far down the page.
POSD = 6.5;
// How far across the page
POSA = 1.25;
// Width of the image
WIDTH = 8;
// Height of the image
HEIGHT = 4;
// Name of Object on IFS. WITHOUT THE PATH
OBJNAME = testups.gif;
// Path to the Object
PATH = '/home/xxxxxxxxxx/';
Write REC1; // Put image on page.
7.A. The REC1 definition.
A R REC1 AFPRSC(&OBJNAME 22 +
A &POSD &POSA +
A (*SIZE &WIDTH &HEIGHT)
+
A (*ROTATION &ROTATE) +
A (*MAPOPT *SL) +
A (*PATH &PATH) +
A )
A ROTATE 3S 0P
A POSD 5S 3P
A POSA 5S 3P
A WIDTH 5S 3P
A HEIGHT 5S 3P
A OBJNAME 125A P
A PATH 500A P

8. Override QSYSPRT as device type of *USERASCII
OVRPRTF QSYSPRT DEVTYPE(*USERASCII) // there is no opening of
this
file. QimgCvtImg will create it.
9. Call QimgCvtImg after setting up the datastructures to pass to
it.
Code
example found here. http://code.midrange.com/0452359861.html
10. Delete override on both printer files.
11. Printer file created in QimgCvtImg prints with image on it!!!!!



On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 1:21 PM, Michael Schutte <
mschutte369@xxxxxxxxx
wrote:

So I was able to get the QIMGCVTI/QimgCvtImg api to work. However,
I
don't think this is what I need. Because I don't see how I can
get
the
image to the printer file in the position I need it and the
orientation
needed.

Here is the code I was able to get working in case someone else
needs
it.
http://code.midrange.com/0452359861.html
On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 11:54 AM, Michael Schutte <
mschutte369@xxxxxxxxx
wrote:
I am amazed by the lack of examples using the QIMGCVTI, QimgCvtImg
APIs.
A lot of people asking for examples, but not getting any answers.
I'm
going to give a shot and see what happens. I'm not completely sure
what
needs to go into the data structures. So I'll see how it goes. Ask
questions as I go. Sorry!


On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 10:26 AM, Wilson, Jonathan <
piercing_male@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Mon, 2016-01-11 at 09:58 -0500, Michael Schutte wrote:

Now that I think about it, I believe I found that before the last
time
I
tried this project.
I changed it to 22 and it still prints the image. But it only
does
it
if I
override the printer file to *PDF and to the IFS. Which requires
me
to
then
open in Adobe and print.
This would be a problem for us as the account will be printing a
batch
of
these, usually more than 100.
Obviously, I could run a windows command to print. But that
seems
troublesome and I don't believe that would work in a submitted
job. I
say
don't believe because I've never tried and a submitted job;
wouldn't
have a
terminal to a pc.
It probably wouldn't print as you say, because there wouldn't be
windows
attached. That said, I wonder if it would be possible to print
via
qsh
(or similar) by using a *nix pdf print program or more directly
calling
a java one? Obviously that would depend on getting the source,
and/or a
successful compile in the *nix environment or java language (both of
which I have no experience with in the IBM/i world).


Anyway, is there any way I could get this to print from a spool
file
much

like a page segment or overlay?
From what I've seen we need to have InfoPrint Server or
something
like
that. How can I tell if we have that?

Or can I take the base64 string and create an overlay/page
segment?
We are printing to an HP printer. I test using HP OfficeJet Pro
X476
dnMFP
Production printer will be HP LaserJet 4350dtn
I tried using Scott's PRTSTMF, but it's cutting off the last
inch
of

the
page and telling the printer that I need to put legal paper in.
I
don't
know why.
On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 8:50 AM, Charles Wilt <
charles.wilt@xxxxxxxxx
wrote:
That's the way I read it...

Strange that they don't have a symbolic constant for GIF.

Charles

On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 6:03 PM, John Yeung <

gallium.arsenide@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 5:31 PM, Charles Wilt <
charles.wilt@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

R REC1 AFPRSC('TEST.GIF' 22 2.0 1.0 +
(*SIZE 4 4) (*MAPOPT *SL))

That is indeed interesting. Am I reading it right that the
image
type
there is 22, and not some symbolic constant?

John Y.
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